Enjoy the advantage of GPS mapping on the golf course with the GolfLogix GPS-8 handheld unit, which calculates and displays distances to the front, center and back of every green along with hazards. The most precise, durable and user-friendly golf GPS on the market, this new version of the GolfLogix now recognizes what course you are playing automatically.
You get the distance to the front/center/back of green for each hole.
The GolfLogix GPS-8 includes Garmin’s high sensitivity, 12-channel GPS receiver which ensures faster satellite acquisition time and superior accuracy. Nicely compact in your hand, it weighs 5.3 ounces with batteries and measures 1.2 inches thin. The case is 100 percent waterproof (submersible in water per IPX7 standard tests) and is shock-proof and impact-resistant for rugged outdoor use. The large LCD screen (1.25 by 2.25 inches) has a 64 x 128 pixel resolution and features excellent visibility in direct sunlight with adjustable screen contrasts and backlight screen setting for dark playing conditions.
Wherever you are on the course, GolfLogix displays the key distances to hazards and the green in big bold numbers all on a sleek black palm-sized device. The screen advances automatically to all of the targets on the golf course so there are no buttons to push or lasers to point during your round. The GolfLogix GPS-8 can store the following data on each hole: front/center/back of green; hazards; bunkers; water; lay-ups; and carries.
Easily download course data using the GolfLogix software, and store up to 20 courses in the GPS-8 at one time.
The included, simple-to-use software lets you download up to 20 golf course maps on your unit at one time. Simply connect your GolfLogix GPS to your personal computer, and the software walks you through a few easy steps to download golf course maps from the GolfLogix database of more than 15,000 golf courses. The software is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista as well as Mac OS X (Tiger/Leopard). Download your favorite course for free or become a member for a low annual subscription fee and gain access to the entire worldwide database.
Other features include:
- Distance of last shot feature
- Large number displays that are easy to read for all ages and eye-visions
- Personalized name on main screens for security and anti-theft
- Displays in yards or meters
- Includes multi-use belt or bag clip
- GolfLogix Course Manager software with USB drivers
- 1-year warranty
What are the advantages of GolfLogix GPS versus other yardage devices?
A handheld GPS device, such as GolfLogix GPS, offers more flexibility during a typical round of golf. You can bring the GPS to the ball and get more accurate distance data. Unlike other laser devices, there is no need to point and aim or have a direct line of sight to the hazard or hole.
How do I get golf course maps on my GolfLogix GPS?
Included with your initial purchase is access to download a single golf course map of your choice. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions in the Quick Start Guide located in the box to download the Course Manager Software from the GolfLogix Web site. Then follow the registration and activation screens on your computer to obtain your free golf course map. With a $29.95 annual membership, you can download an unlimited amount of golf courses worldwide (currently more than 15,000 in the database) and have access to GolfLogix product enhancements and upgrades.
Is using a GPS distance device allowed under USGA regulations?
The USGA and R&A both recently sanctioned the use of satellite-based yardage measuring devices during competition. Specifically, decision 14-3/0.5 allows a committee to permit the use of distance measuring devices by Local Rule. Golfers should check with their golf professional prior to use in a USGA sanctioned event. GPS devices have always been permitted in handicap scoring in recreational rounds.
What’s in the Box?
GolfLogix GPS, USB cable, belt/bag clip, 2 AA alkaline batteries, printed instructions
User Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars Perfect for me
I have to wear +175 readers to see much of anything up close. The yardages displayed on the Golflogix are easily readable without the glasses (who wants to bring those out on the golf course)
First set of AAs lasted fine through three rounds (about 14 hours) I keep a extra pair in my golf bag. Got good yardages at three different courses. Checked a few with a laser, always made sense for the flag position. Golflogix measures to the center of the green. Distance to clear hazards and length of last shot are both very handy. My drives are not quite as long on average as I thought.
If you’ve got young eyes, you may prefer a 2D or 3D display of the hole offered on some of the newer GPS toys. For me, especially at $159, (unlimited course downloads are $29.95 per year) the Golflogix is perfect.
5 Stars loves the golflogix gps
The golflogix gps is a very accurate and versatile piece of equipment. I’ve seen other golfers who have other gps devices and they ask me what yardages are. I would recommend the unit to anyone interested in a gps device.
5 Stars This thing Rocks!
I don’t know why people say the battery life is short. I’m still on my first set and have played 5 rounds. One was a slow 5 hour round. During your first round you’ll learn the true length of your irons. After that, you’ll be surprised at how many greens you hit right in the center. I’m now adjusting for actual pin placement. I’ve dropped 8 strokes.
5 Stars Golf gps
I was a little apprehensive that this might be difficult to program and use. I hate wasting time with that kind of stuff. Well, it was as easy as it could be. Loading the courses took just a few minutes and was very simple. Using it is also very easy. My buddies have other brands. During a round we checked with each other to verify accuracy of distance. At my play level I do not need the shape of the green or color images. Just need to know how far to get to or past a hazard or how far to the green. This does it. This GolLogix is very accurate and the price was a lot less than they paid for theirs with features I don’t need. I would recommend this to anyone.
5 Stars I love my GolfLogix
I play in lots of golf tournaments and have enjoyed the GPS units in our groups. I really wanted one of my own. I reviewed several, knew a few people who had a GolfLogix and decided on that. I really love using it. The only problem I had was when trying to download the program so I could download the golf courses, the attachment at the top was difficult to get in for a good connection. When we (I had to ask for some help from a friend) were about to give up, he reconnected it and it started downloading. Other than that, I have really enjoyed it. And it could not be easier finding the courses you want and downloading them.
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